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Working PaperNeeds versus Expediency: Poverty Reduction and Social Development in Post-conflict Countries
Conflict depletes all forms of human and social capital, as well as supporting institutions. The scale of the human damage can overwhelm public action, as there are many competing priorities and resources are often insufficient...Economic development Education National security
Journal ArticleThe economics of counterinsurgency: Some evidence from Andhra Pradesh
Present in India since the 1960s, the Naxalite insurgency has steadily spread across the country...Conflict management Construction industries Credit
Journal ArticleThe Economic Legacy of Civil War: Firm-level Evidence from Sierra Leone
Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship and ConflictEconomic development Econometric models (Economic development) Entrepreneurship
Working PaperPredicting Violence within Genocides: Meso-level Evidence from Rwanda
Can we predict when and where violence will break out within cases of genocide?...Conflict management National security Social conflict
Book ChapterFragility and Conflict in Palestine: The Costs of the Closures Regime on West Bank and Gaza
From the book: Fragile StatesConflict management Economic development National security
Working PaperThe Economic Legacy of Civil War: Firm Level Evidence from Sierra Leone
This paper positions itself among the very rare microeconomic analyses on the consequences of civil war. Up to now, most analyses on this topic are based upon household surveys...Economic development Econometric models (Economic development) Entrepreneurship
Working PaperHow Production Firms Adapt to War: The Case of Liberia
How do production firms adapt to civil war? The answer to this question will inform the potential for economic development during and after conflict. Many businesses survive violent conflict, and in some cases even thrive...Industrial management Industrial policy National security
Book ChapterThe Coherence of Democratic Peace Building
From the book: Making Peace WorkConflict management Democratization National security
Book ChapterEntrepreneurship, Post-Conflict
From the book: Making Peace WorkEconomic development Entrepreneurship National security
Working PaperPeace, Prosperity, and Pro-Growth Entrepreneurship
Support for entrepreneurship is widely seen as a mechanism to facilitate prosperity and peace in a growing number of post-conflict states. In this paper I critically evaluate this view...Economic development Entrepreneurship National security
Book ChapterIndivisibility, Fairness, Farsightedness and their Implications for Security
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentConflict management Economic development National security
Working PaperThe Coherence of Democratic Peace-Building
Recent attention has focused on the difficulties of establishing ‘coherence’ between humanitarian relief aid in complex emergencies and the objective of ending violent conflict...Conflict management Democratization National security
Working PaperIndivisibility, Fairness, Farsightedness and their Implications for Security
This paper is concerned with the problems of achieving lasting peace. One dimension includes fairly sharing the post-war economic and political pie or the peace dividend. This requires post-war allocations that are envy free...Conflict management Economic development National security
Journal Special IssueConflict and Peace-building: Interactions between Politics and Economics
Reconstruction from conflict is a complex and demanding task, and a major challenge for the UN system as well as the wider donor community...Conflict management Economic development National security
Book ChapterThe Impact of Asylum on Receiving Countries
From the book: Poverty, International Migration and AsylumEconomic policy Emigration and immigration International relations
Policy BriefL'Afrique de la Guerre à la Paix: Garantir l'Avenir des Populations Pauvres
Ce cahier de politique présente une synthèse des résultats d'un projet de l'UNU/WIDER sur la guerre et la reconstruction en Afrique, conduit sous la direction de Tony Addison, et qui viennent d'être publiés dans une étude intitulée From C...International relations National security Poverty